Tag Archives: Alzheimers
A healthy diet and regular exercise have been found to help lower a person’s risk of Alzheimer’s disease by protecting the brain from the changes that result in mental deterioration.
The study looked at 44 patients with mild memory problems.… Read More
Alzheimer’s disease and stroke rehabilitation patients may benefit from music therapy. Research has found that the hippocampus, the brain region mainly responsible for long-lasting memories, responds to music.
Study lead Iballa Burunat said, “Our study basically shows an increase of… Read More
A link between Down syndrome and Alzheimer’s disease has been found, and a possible vaccine targets Alzheimer-like characteristics. A study found that individuals with Down syndrome who survive into adulthood face added challenges, like an increased risk of dementia and… Read More
Prior to an Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis, benzodiazepines and related drugs are commonly used and become more even more common after diagnosis. The research comes from the University of Eastern Finland. Benzodiazepines are a line of drugs used for sleep or… Read More
A cancer drug rewires Alzheimer’s or dementia affected neurons for memory improvement, according to new findings. The research comes from Rutgers University where researchers gave rats a cancer drug – RGFP966 – and saw the rats were more attentive, retained… Read More
Researchers from the University of Florida have found a link between an Alzheimer’s disease protein and the brain’s stress response. The research was conducted on mouse models as well as in human cells. The findings revealed a stress-coping hormone released… Read More
We all know that a fish based diet is good for the brain, but researchers have elevated the status of fish from ‘good’ to ‘great’ by proving that a diet high in fish can reduce the risk of depression, schizophrenia,… Read More
Until very recently tau tangles in the brain were associated with Alzheimer’s disease, but now a recent study out of Australia links tangle buildup in the brain to type-2 diabetes. According to the author of the study Dr. Velandai… Read More
Imagine this scenario: You get up in the morning, A strange person walks into your room and starts talking to you. The person makes your bed, and basically behaves in a very helpful amiable manner. The face seems familiar, but you… Read More
It’s the second most common type of dementia after Alzheimer’s, and yet it’s often misidentified and therefore underdiagnosed – to the detriment of many patients.
According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, what’s called Lewy Body Dementia (LBD)… Read More
Cold sores are not only unsightly to look at and uncomfortable, they can be a sign of serious health problems.
Previous research on cold sores has found that they can be tied to memory loss, but more recent study has… Read More
What do you do when someone you love is so disoriented and afraid they’re trying to leave the house in the middle of the night? They can’t remember where they are, or who they are, or where they should be.… Read More